The County of Los Angeles paid $225,000 to settle a class action alleging it wrongfully arrested persons during the November 30, 2011, Occupy LA protest.
The main thrust of the complaint was that 126 people were subjected to lengthy bus detentions prior to booking. The Sheriff’s Department concluded the reason for the delay was attributed to a lack of communication when its facilities became overburdened with the mass arrest of 246 people, which required six transport buses.
Prior to the February 18, 2015, settlement recommendation, the county spent $125,838 in attorney fees and $637 in costs. The plaintiffs were represented by attorney Barrett LLP. See: Aichele v. County of Los Angeles, USDC, District California, Case No 12-10863.
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Aichele v. County of Los Angeles
|USDC, District California, Case No 12-10863